Get there fast, then take it slow



The 2018 Wilderness Festival is ready to hit Wilderness running in April, offering an amazing selection of fine wine, good food and entertainment for the whole family. Wine, cheese and a wide array of different food will remain at the heart of the festival for its third year in Wilderness, but a wider selection of other tastes will be on offer this year, like craft beers, gin, witblitz and mampoer.

Hosted at The Wilderness Hotel from April 13 to 15, this year’s festival has got a whole new set of treats up its entertainment sleeve this year, including a visit from national songwriter, singer and guitarist,  Jesse Jordan, who will be making his first ever performance in the seaside village. He’ll headline 25 hours of music provided by local artists producing the sort of sounds that have made the Wilderness Festival so attractive to visitors in the past. There will also be a live radio broadcast from the festival presented by Marq Roelofse.

Live Entertainment line up:

Friday 13 April 2018:

14:00 – 15:00 Ian Goosen
15:00 – 16:30
The Sequence Band
16:30 – 18:00
Mike Hanley Duo
18:00 – 20:00 Albert Meintjes
20:00 – 22:00
Jesse Jordan Official

Saturday 14 April 2018:

09:00 – 12:00 Live Broadcast SFM Radio

13:00 – 15:00 Gaston Lehmann
15:20 – 17:20
Heather Waters Music
17:40 – 19:40
Nick & Steph
20:00 – 22:00
Rebel Remedy

Sunday 15 April 2018:

10:00 – 12:00 Shaza Greeff
12:00 – 14:00
Jonty Hendrix

The MC for the event will be Julisa Anne Petersen


For those who prefer new cars and bikes and the sounds of engines to those of guitars, the organisers have a surprise that will be like music to their ears – a new experience for this year’s festival is the opportunity to enjoy displays of the latest Audi and BMW vehicles and motorcycles, as well as new offerings from Peugeot and Citroen.

Another attraction for visitors to the Wilderness Festival will be the varied art and craft exhibits, ranging from woodwork to leather goods. And while mom and dad are busy wandering from stall to stall, tasting, enjoying the sounds, and having a good time, their children will be entertained in a fenced-off area where the entertainment includes pedal carts, a jumping castle, face painting and target paintball shooting.

Tickets for adults include a wine tasting glass and access to free tastings.


Adults R70

Children (12-17yrs) R30

Children under (12yrs) free – they only pay for activities in the children’s entertainment area.

The Wilderness Festival is a licensed event brought to you by Wild Info, committed to Tourism Growth in the Garden Route.

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Online tickets:

Times of the Festival will be as follow:

Friday 13 April 2018: 14:00 – 22:00

Saturday 14 April 2018: 10:00 – 22:00

Sunday 15 April 2018: 10:00 – 16:00

For more information go to , or visit its Facebook page:

Alternatively, you can contact the organisers on the following numbers:

Jacques: 084 446 3422

Carine:  083 580 2781

Office number: 044 882 1046

PHOTO:  Shaza Greeff will be performing at the Wilderness Festival